Davison Health Center Puts Pox On You

If you’re one of the relatively few on campus who have never had chickenpox or been vaccinated against it, the Davison Health Center is offering free vaccinations in light of the two students here who have mysteriously contracted the contagious disease in the past month:

The two recent cases of chickenpox on campus have highlighted the fact that a small number of Wesleyan students are not immune to chickenpox. Immunity is conferred by having had the infection or by having been vaccinated. Most Americans fall into one of these categories.

Wesleyan University’s Davison Health Center is pleased to announce that, through the generous support of the Connecticut Department of Public Health, we will be able to provide Varicella (chickenpox) vaccination to students not currently immune. The first dose of vaccine will be provided during one or two scheduled clinic sessions after Spring Break. There will be no charge for the vaccination.

If you would like to receive the vaccine, please email your interest to jwalter@wesleyan.edu by Friday, February 29, 2008. We will check your medical record and confirm that you are not immune, then contact you via email with details about the clinic.

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